(theislandnow.com) Former state Sen. Jack Martins will announce his Republican campaign for Nassau County executive on Wednesday, according to two GOP sources with knowledge of the matter.
Martins, a former Mineola mayor who lost a bid for Congress last year, is set to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. at Mineola Village Hall, according to a village official.
The Nassau Republican Committee’s executive committee is set to vote to endorse Martins on Thursday, according to the two GOP sources, who are both members of the executive committee.
Martins’ executive and legislative record pushed him to the front of a field of six possible GOP candidates to replace the current Republican county executive, Edward Mangano, who has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges, the sources said.
“He’s got all the attributes and he’s corruption-free,” one GOP source said.
Martins, an Old Westbury resident who represented the North Shore in Albany for eight years, has been floated for months as a possible GOP nominee for the county’s top office. He appeared at a Mineola Kiwanis Club meeting on Monday and said he was considering a run.
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